veruveru

veruveru, fq. veru.

1. n. Ragged pieces, fringes, shreds.

Ko‘ia te veruveru rau‘ara.
Pick up the (useless, left over) strips of

rau‘ara.

2. v.i. In shreds, strips, or tatters, ripped about.

Kua veruveru tēia ngā‘i i tōku piripou i te mou‘anga ki runga i te naero.
I got these rips in my trousers catching them on a nail;

Tīria tēnā kāka‘u veruveru.
Throw that tattered material away;

E pākoti veru-veru koe i te pēpa.
Cut the paper up into small strips;

Kua riri ‘aia i te veruveru‘anga tāna puka tua.
He was wild when his story-book was ripped up. Rau veruveru, leaves which are deeply serrated, ragged in outline, or tassel-shaped.
[veru RR.]